Bill

SB 1700

86(R) - 2019
Senate Criminal Justice
House County Affairs
Senate Criminal Justice
House County Affairs
Corrections

Contact the Author

John Whitmire

Phone:

512-463-0115

Capitol Office:

1E.13

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

John Whitmire

Sponsor(s)

Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1700 would change guidelines regarding the release of prisoners from county jails. The bill would allow defendants convicted of misdemeanors to only be released between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM (changed from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM), with certain listed exceptions.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 1700 as it does not affect our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

John Whitmire

Phone:

512-463-0115

Capitol Office:

1E.13

Email: